Both men are expected in France for a summit of the Group of Seven industrialised nations
. 'Kashmir is a very complicated place.
A spokesman for Cameron said he met Merkel at Britain's EU office in Brussels after a dinner for leaders of the Group of Seven industrialised nations
. "Their discussions focused on the next European Commission -- the issues it should focus on and the appointment of the next president," the spokesman said.
The Group of Seven industrialised nations
published a statement saying it remained committed to "market-determined" exchange rates, reacting to weeks of concern that Japan's monetary easing policy, which has also weakened its currency, could trigger far-reaching currency wars.
The UK's year-on-year growth of 0.7% in the second quarter of 2011 put it near the bottom of the group of seven industrialised nations
compiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The G-20 includes both advanced and emerging economies, and has recently taken over from the Group of Seven industrialised nations
as a crucial priorities-setting group for the global economy.
Ministers of the Group of Seven industrialised nations
have reiterated their resolve against risky bank practices.